workouts for today (Saturday, March 5)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included a six furlong bullet from San Vicente hero The Factor. The Bob Baffert runner will likely try two turns next and the Rebel Stakes and Sunland Derby have been mentioned as as possible targets. San Vicente show finisher Premier Pegasus drilled a five furlong bullet on Saturday and reportedly has his eye on the March 12 San Felipe.
#4 Santiva – Easy 4f breeze in :51.90 (51/56) at Palm Meadows.
#6 Mucho Macho Man – Went 4f in :48.50 (8/39) at Gulfstream.
#8 Rogue Romance – 4f in :48.60 (9/39) at Gulfstream.
#11 Premier Pegasus – 5f bullet in :57.60 (1/33) at Santa Anita.
#15 Riveting Reason – 5f in 1:00.80 (24/33) at Santa Anita.
#17 J P’s Gusto – Breezed 6f in 1:13.60 at Oaklawn Park.
#19 Bench Points – 6f in 1:11.60 (4/18) at Santa Anita.
#30 The Factor – 6f bullet in 1:10.60 (1/18) at Santa Anita.
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Manicero (#52) breezed 3f in :37 (2/31) at Calder. Road Ready (#96) went 5f in :58.20 at Santa Anita. Fort Hughes (#114) traveled 4f in :48.01 (4/99) over the training track at Belmont. Rush Now (#151) worked at Parx Racing and also went in :48.01 (2/36). Cane Garden Bay (#157) drilled a 4f bullet in :48.30 (1/56) at Palm Meadows.
Dialed In has been made the 3-5 morning line favorite in the 4th race (2:25PM ET) at Gulfstream Park on March 6. Nick Zito is using the nine furlong optional claiming event as a prep for the April 3 Florida Derby.